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Sunday, August 24, 2008

T-minus 9 hours, 31 minutes and counting...

That's how long I have until I have to leave the house to begin my second (out of 4 total) semester of nursing school (that's 6:30am in case you are wondering). The past 2 weeks I have really been trying to wrap things up here at home...(i.e. my scrapbooking of Parker's first year, planning the birthday party, cleaning the house, etc) because I know for the next couple of weeks I will have plenty of other things to worry about and just trying to get into the swing of things. I am almost done with the scrapbook, and the house is decent....but nowhere near clean (although Geoff says I will never really think our house is clean no matter how clean it really is....this may be true:).

I have tremendously enjoyed being home this summer...a whole three and a half months! I feel that these last months of her first year were some of the best because this is when it seems like she has just learned so much. I had feared that I would miss her starting to crawl or having someone else tell me she took her first steps, but I was here and able to see them with my own two eyes! And although I hate the fact that I have to leave her at all, one thing that will help me get through the semester is knowing that Parker will be in good hands. My assistant principal from my first year of teaching is now able to stay at home with her 2 boys (a 3 year old, and 9 month old) and she has offered to help us out with childcare this semester. I know that she will take care of Parker as her own... and having that kind of peace of mind is priceless to me.

I am a little nervous about going back this semester. I am taking 16 hours (and I only took 12 last semester), but the schedule this semester seems to be a little more forgiving, in that, I will only be in class 3 days one week and then 2 days the next week (alternating). SO in theory- it sounds pretty do-able. The clincher is really finding the time outside of school to study. I just start making myself anxious thinking about how I will have time to get everything done, but I know that things will fall into place and it will work out.

So wish us luck as we embark on this new phase in our lives. On a positive good thing about the semester starting is that in 3 and half months... it will be over... and I will be that much closer to finishing school and hopefully finding a job where I only have to work 2 or 3 days a week!!! There is a light at the end of the tunnel...


Viv said...

There is not a doubt in my mind that you will succeed! I am so glad you have someone you feel good about keeping Parker. I admire all of you who continue your education while trying to take care of homes and children, you have much to be commended for. Good Luck sweet girl and I just know you are going to do GREAT! Love you, Aunt "B"

Anonymous said...

Granny says,
You will do good, you always do.
Parker walking in shoes is great
especially up and down the curb.
She does think she is tough there
don't she?
I been by the phone today, Uncle
Merle is at Lake Point Hospital
congestive heart failure. They say
he is stabilized Love ya,

Harley Chick said...

Have a great first day back! Your determination and the fact that you thrive on challenges are attributes that will make Parker a strong woman one day herself! (Everyone sees it already!)

Have a wonderful - exciting week! Determination and stamina - what great qualities to possess!

You go - GIRL!!!

tristan said...

good luck!


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